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A Redbird Christmas | [Fannie Flagg]

A Redbird Christmas

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times best-selling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.
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Publisher's Summary

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times best-selling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.

Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

©2004 Willina Lane Productions; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Flagg makes this down-home story about good neighbors and the power of love sparkle with wit and humor....Flagg is a gifted storyteller who knows how to tug at readers' heartstrings, winding up her satisfying holiday tale with the requisite Christmas miracle." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Pamela J United States 12-14-05
    Pamela J United States 12-14-05 Member Since 2014

    Sure, I'd love to hear your story....

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    "Instead of rushing, ease into Christmas"

    I must confess that I occassionally drift toward the Grinch side of Christmas, but this delightful book has re-set my mood with a sweet and touching story that hits all the right notes without once being preachy or saccharine. I'm going to add having the family listen to "A Redbird Christmas" as a new holiday tradition in our house.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Davie, FL, United States 05-05-05
    Tony Davie, FL, United States 05-05-05 Member Since 2002
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    "Absolutely Delightful"

    Thank you Fannie Flagg! What a delightful book for everyone to enjoy. I loved it and look forward to your next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Roswell, GA, United States 03-02-05
    John Roswell, GA, United States 03-02-05 Member Since 2013
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    "Charming!"

    A wonderful bit of prose. My wife and I found this story to be heart warming and charming. It is reminiscent of Tom Bodet's "The End of the Road" or Andy Griffith's Mayberry. A thoroughly enjoyable small town story. Highly recommended!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi Sioux Falls, SD, USA 01-06-05
    Kristi Sioux Falls, SD, USA 01-06-05 Member Since 2010
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    "Redbird Christmas"

    Southern storytelling at its best - My Husband and I both loved it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Northern CA Coast 01-03-05
    Cathy Northern CA Coast 01-03-05 Member Since 2002
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    "Fannie Flagg is a Winner Again"

    This is a delightful book, and appropriate for any season of the year. Fannie Flagg has once again shown us the excellent quality of her writing. I can hardly wait for her next novel.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Gilbert, AZ, USA 03-14-07
    Sheila Gilbert, AZ, USA 03-14-07 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful little story"

    While this book sounds as if it is a Christmas read, it really isn't. Flagg has written an easy to listen to story which will pull at your heart strings and leave you feeling better about the human race. I was captivated and recommend it for all ages.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mary E. Lytle Encinitas, CA USA 12-11-05
    Mary E. Lytle Encinitas, CA USA 12-11-05 Listener Since 2001
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    "Delightful!"

    I loved this book and didn't want it to end! What a great story made particularly enjoyable because it was narrated by the author!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Long Island 04-03-14
    Ellen Long Island 04-03-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Warm fuzzies for Christmas"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Redbird Christmas to be better than the print version?

    I loved Fannie Flagg narrating this story. It is a feel good story and give you the warm fuzzies for sure!


    What other book might you compare A Redbird Christmas to and why?

    Fannie Flaggs other books.


    What does Fannie Flagg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her narration in the accent of the area the story takes place.


    If you could rename A Redbird Christmas, what would you call it?

    Found love for the unexpected


    Any additional comments?

    This book I listen to over and over. It is a sweet story about a place down south where everyone gets along and the weather is so wonderful. It is just a christmas feel,good story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-17-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-17-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "Short and sweet."
    Any additional comments?

    An average Christmas, feel good read. Does not make me want to read more of her work. She does a pretty good job narrating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Powers Lake, Wisconsin, United States 12-14-12
    Jan Powers Lake, Wisconsin, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Nice story, although predictable but enjoyable."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I consider this book to be light reading. Simple story, light characters, happy ending all wrapped up. I like to listen to a variety of books and this was a good one for the Christmas holidays when I am so busy.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wouldn't have changed this book. It is what it is.


    What three words best describe Fannie Flagg’s voice?

    She is Fannie Flagg. I recognize her voice from years ago when she was on game shows on TV. Quiet, calm,


    Was A Redbird Christmas worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book, because it was the December choice for our book club. We try to choose an upbeat book for this time of year. It was an up beat book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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